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Today's News

  • Taylor County Junior Miss Program is Aug. 23

    The Taylor County Junior Miss program will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    With 18 participants, this year's program is anticipated to draw a sell-out crowd.

  • Know your school's dress code

    Some dress codes at local schools saw minor tweaks while others will remain unchanged for the 2008-2009 school year.

    From preparation for the work place to safety concerns, schools adopt dress codes for a variety of reasons. School administrators also say that student grades and behavior also improve when dress codes policies are adopted.

    Following are some of the dress dos and don'ts for the upcoming school year. Contact the schools for individual school dress codes or a complete list for what can and cannot be worn during class.

    Campbellsville Elementary

  • Former Campbellsville man pleads guilty in federal court

    The former Campbellsville man who lured an underage girl into sexual activity through his MySpace page has pleaded guilty to the crimes in federal court.

    Timothy Scott Richerson of Greensburg pleaded guilty in United States District Court on Friday, July 11 before United States District Court Senior Judge Karl S. Forester.

    Richerson was indicted in March on charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • UpdateCampbellsville woman named Miss Kentucky

    Campbellsville native Emily Cox became the second in her family to win the Miss Kentucky crown this past weekend.

    Cox, 22, competed against 31 contestants from across the state for the Miss Kentucky title at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

    Cox, who had won the title of Miss Bowling Green, is the daughter of Ricky Cox and Jenny Cox, both of Campbellsville. Cox's aunt, Nancy Cox Kenny, won the Miss Kentucky crown in 1990.

    Cox said winning the crown was incredible.

  • UpdateCampbellsville man charged with murder

    A teddy bear and flowers. Two candles. The message "R.I.P D-BOY" spray-painted in white on asphalt.

    A makeshift memorial now marks the spot where 31-year-old David Brad Williams was shot and killed Sunday.

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place just after 1 a.m. near the basketball courts on Clem Haskins Boulevard.

  • UpdateOne dies, another injured in KY 210 wreck

    A Campbellsville University student is dead and a woman was air-lifted to Louisville on Friday at about 4:10 p.m. as a result of a two-car collision on KY 210 about 5 miles from Campbellsville, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Department press release.

    The man who died was identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Bruckert, a senior at Campbellsville University, according to the university Web site.

  • Summer camp for kids with asthma

    Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • EDA faces budget shortfall

    Taylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority's 2008-2009 budget predicts a $36,655 shortfall.

    "Everything is basically the same," said Ron McMahan, executive director of Team TTaylor County's industrial recruiter will have to do more with less this year.aylor County, the umbrella group that houses the EDA. "It's about as bare bones as you can get."

  • Don't rely on rumor or fear when making financial decisions

    Ballard W. Cassady Jr.

    Kentucky Bankers Association

    On behalf of Kentucky's banking industry, and on behalf of the Kentucky Bankers Association's member banks and thrifts doing business in Kentucky, I want to take an opportunity to address consumer concerns and, hopefully, to alleviate fears and answer questions.

  • Man appeals 20-year-old sentence

    One of two men who escaped from prison and shot at local police officers two decades ago has had his latest attempt to void his prison sentence denied.

    Ronnie Leslie Hudson, 49, of Eddyville filed his latest motion on his own behalf at the Taylor Circuit Clerk's Office in May.

    Last week, Hudson filed a notice requesting that Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George issue a ruling in his case. George denied Hudson's motion on July 14.